Local Government

One new qualifier for election since last update

Since the last election update published, only one new candidate has qualified to run, but eight new potential candidates have picked up their qualifying papers as of HORIZON press time, according to local election administrator Wanda Daniels.

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Celina given $100K grant

CELINA-State Senator Mark Pody and Representative Kelly Keisling recently announced the city here will receive $100,000 in a Commercial Facade Improvement Grant through Community Development Block Grant (CBDG) funds administered by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD), and an informational meeting for those interested in taking advantage of the downtown revitalization grant […]

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Several candidates qualify for election

Others pick up petitions CLAY COUNTY-Seven local candidates have already qualified to run in the upcoming August election to be held here this year and five others have secured petitions, but have yet to return them as of HORIZON press time, according to local election administrator Wanda Daniels. Incumbents who have gathered the required number […]

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Clay County Partnership Chamber of Commerce launches recently updated website

The Clay County Partnership Chamber of Commerce last week launched an updated website as part of a project that took several months. “The chamber has had a good, informative website for many years,” said chamber director Kevin Donaldson, “but we felt it was time for a bit of an update. “You have always been able […]

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Tourism rep stops in Celina

CELINA-Sara Beth Urban, the middle Tennessee regional manager for the state department of tourism, recently met with community leaders here at the office of the Clay County Partnership Chamber of Commerce. Those in attendance discussed the various issues affecting tourism trade in the county, including improving marketing, downtown appearance, highway access, and popularity of Dale […]

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Senate special election a 2-person race

CLAY COUNTY-Only two candidates, one Republican and one Democrat, have qualified to run in the upcoming special election to fill the vacated 17th District State Senate seat left open by the resignation of Mae Beavers—who did so to make a run at the governorship in 2018. According to local administrator of elections Wanda Daniels, both […]

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County awarded ThreeStar grant

Locally, funds will help build second CCHS greenhouse NASHVILLE-The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced today the 63 counties, including Clay, which will receive ThreeStar Competitive Grants. The grants will be used for a variety of local programs addressing economic development, public safety, health, education and workforce development. Clay County was one of 15 counties […]

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Clay County proposes $17.7 million 2017-2018 budget

The proposed 2017-2018 Clay County budget shows the estimated fiscal spending plan includes expenditures totaling $17,724,570 — which is down over $450,000 from last year’s estimated number of $18,185,664. (see the published version below) Besides the upcoming fiscal year’s proposed numbers and the estimated 2016-2017 tally, the information also details the actual 2015-2016 budget-total of […]

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Celina Mayor Willie Kerr will not seek re-election

CELINA-Celina Mayor Willie Kerr announced last week he will not be a candidate for re-election in the upcoming 2017 City elections this spring.   Kerr also looked back on the accomplishments and progress made during the past eight years. “I am very grateful to have served as your mayor for the last eight years,” Kerr […]

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City government election set in Celina, Tennessee June 6

CELINA-An election that will decide the aldermen and a new mayor for the city government here will be held June 6, according to the official notice on page 3 of this week’s HORIZON. The notice also states that the qualifying deadline to run for those offices is March 21, 2017 at noon. Citizens wishing to […]

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Commission requests size reduction for school board

Clay County, TN-Minutes from the December meeting of the Clay County commissioners show that the commission unanimously voted to “change the number of school board members from ten (10) to five (5) members….” The motion was made by Bryan Coons and seconded by Parish Wright. All members present voted aye. The action took place during […]

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Chancellor’s injunction keeps Clay County schools open

Published in print October 14, 2015 Restraining order comes after board vote to close; hearing set next Monday CELINA-“Pursuant to an injunction order from chancellor Ronald Thurman, Clay County Schools will remain open until further notice,” a statement from the Clay County Schools central office said late Friday afternoon. The news came just hours after […]

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Bailey elected to Clay County School board chairmanship

Published in print September 30, 2015 HERMITAGE SPRINGS-During their September meeting here, school board members elected a new chairman. Minutes showed current chairman David West nominated Benji Bailey and board member Nathan Sherrell “made a motion that all nominations cease and that Mr. Bailey be elected by acclimation.” Minutes explained board member Chris McLerran seconded […]

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